Thursday, February 6, 2020

"Barnes & Noble canceled a Black History Month initiative at its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City after public backlash"



Huffpost:

The store planned to host an event Wednesday evening launching its new "Diverse Editions" project, which would showcase "classic" books ― like "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and "Moby-Dick" ― with new covers illustrating the main characters as people of color.

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People on Twitter suggested Barnes & Noble promote diversity by featuring works by actual writers of color.
Also this week:
Michigan State University has apologized for a campus gift shop display that depicted prominent black figures hanging from a tree